Mediastinal Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Slowly Growing for 8 Years after Surgical Resection of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Mediastinal Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Slowly Growing for 8 Years after Surgical Resection of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Intern Med. 2020 Jul 07;: Authors: Hirose S, Hasegawa N, Kawai H, Yamaura M, Mizui T, Komatsu Y, Nagase M, Sato M, Hattori J, Endo M, Yamamoto Y, Ishige K, Fukuda K, Hyodo I, Mizokami Y Abstract A 70-year-old woman was referred to our department due to a solitary mediastinal tumor which gradually grew near the site of anastomosis for 8 years after radical surgery of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. It was difficult to distinguish the lymph node recurrence of esophageal cancer from another tumor of unknown primary origin. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration was performed, and the tumor was diagnosed to be neuroendocrine carcinoma. She received concurrent chemoradiotherapy with etoposide plus cisplatin. After the completion of chemoradiotherapy, the tumor disappeared. A solitary growing tumor which develops after radical resection of cancer would be better to be examined histologically in order to make an accurate diagnosis and select the most appropriate treatment. PMID: 32641665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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